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The Mozambican Investor

Issue: 1040th
By Adrian Frey

Date: 10 January, 2018 Email us: themozambicaninvestor@clubofmozambique.com

Attention all travellers: Traffic restrictions at the entrance to Manhiça, EN1- Mozambique

Vehicular traffic on National Road Number One (EN1) will experience some delay at the entrance to the village of Manhiça, in Maputo province, as repair works to the railway bridge carrying the Limpopo rail line over the road get under way. The traffic diversion, which is set to last for 25 days, was precipitated by an accident last Monday when a Transportes Lalgy truck hit the bridge due to its excessive height. Traffic in both directions ...

Norway, US and Mozambique are the largest contributors to offshore developments in 2017

After a sanctioning drought in the offshore industry in 2015 and 2016, recent projects submitted to the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) indicate a turnaround in the country’s offshore industry. “Oilfield service companies have been squeezed quite tightly for the past few years, but the developments in 2017 in Norway and elsewhere show the future is brightening for offshore service suppliers,” said Audun Martinsen, Vice President ...

Mozambique-South Africa trains interrupted

Rail traffic on the Ressano Garcia line has been interrupted following heavy rain in Maputo province on Monday night, a spokesperson for Mozambique Railways (CFM) has told Lusa. "The line is cut at the moment. Our teams have been on site since yesterday and we hope the situation will be resolved by the end of the day," Adélio Dias said early this morning. The Ressano Garcia rail link connects Mozambique and South Africa and serves as a ...

Mozambican police authorities arrest two bogus labour inspectors

Two men, one a disgraced former police officer, have been detained in Maputo for posing as labour inspectors and demanding bribes from companies in the capital, according to the Mozambican Labour Inspectorate (IGT). In a statement sent to Lusa, the IGT said that the two men, aged 32 and 59, had false credentials which they presented at commercial and industrial units, demanding payment of bribes in exchange for the annulment of fines for ...

Maputo court closes Embraer-LAM case – Rádio Moçambique

Maputo judicial court has concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove the misuse of public funds at Mozambique Airlines over the sale and lease of two Bombardier Dash 8 Series Q400 aircraft and has decided to close the case. A communiqué from the Central Office to Combat Corruption states that because the facts established may indicate infractions by Mozambique Airlines managers in the period 2008 and 2010, copies of the process ...

Property for sale – Watch

The proposed sale of a building located in Maputo's 'Baixa' and whose ownership is currently in litigation caught has caught the family claiming ownership by surprise. The property is shown above. The owner, now deceased, purchased it from another individual, as documents attest. Catering was the main activity on the site. In 1992, the building caught fire and has seen no commercial activity since. In the meantime, another individual ...

Nampula by-election campaign begins – AIM report

The official campaign for the mayoral by-election in the northern Mozambican city of Nampula begins on Tuesday, and the chairperson of the National Elections Commission (CNE), Abdul Carimo, has urged all candidates, political parties and their supporters to behave with tolerance. Carimo on Monday stressed that candidates and parties should avoid disorder, violence and incitement to hatred. Instead, they should adopt “a posture and an ...

Police detain 24 in Mocímboa da Praia – AIM report

The Mozambican police announced on Monday the detention of 24 people who they feared were going to join Islamic fundamentalists in Mocimboa da Praia district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. According to the spokesperson for the Cabo Delgado provincial police command, Augusto Guta, cited by the independent television station STV, the 24 were taken off a bus at Ouasse, about 60 kilometres from Mocimboa town, on 3 January. The bus ...

Anadarko discussing Mozambique LNG supply with Chinese buyers – Bloomberg

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. is in talks to sate China’s increasing appetite for liquefied natural gas from its planned development in Mozambique. It’s in discussions with “a variety of Chinese counterparts including national oil companies and emerging independent LNG buyers,” Anadarko said. Increasing consumption makes China “a long-term strategic market for the Anadarko-led Mozambique LNG project.” China’s record-breaking gas ...

Ten arrested for illegal lobster and shrimp fishing in Cabo Delgado and Sofala – Watch

Ten people, including five foreign nationals, have been detained in the provinces of Cabo Delgado and Sofala for allegedly catching lobster and shrimp in a protected area during a closed period. A further five foreign nationals have been arrested in the district of Macomia, Cabo Delgado province, for fishing for lobster in the Quirimbas National Park. Two of the detainees were betrayed to authorities by their alleged accomplices in the ...

Indian task force to study feasibility of making methanol from coal at Mozambique and India

The government of India has constituted a task force to study the feasibility of producing methanol from coal, and using coal gas as a replacement of natural gas in steel production. The development assumes significance as the country is aiming to achieve crude steel capacity of 300 million tonnes (MT), which will require extensive mobilisation of natural resources, among others. The 15-member task force under the chairmanship of Niti ...

Mozambican farmers bemoan German Agrarian Action exit

German Agrarian Action, present in Mozambique for 40 years, is to withdraw from Zambezia, leaving families that benefited from their assistance there worried about the end of the German project cycle. According to Ema Reis, head of the German Agrarian Action (Acção Agrária Alemã - AAA) in Zambézia, the organisation is to leave Mozambique, where it has been present for 40 years. In the Zambezia cities of Quelimane and Nicoadala alone, ...

 

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